Income Tax Return (ITR):
Income Tax Return (ITR) is the form in which assessee files information about his/her Income and tax thereon to Income Tax Department. The tax liability of a taxpayer is calculated based on his or her income. it is compulsory to file income tax returns if income is more than the basic exemption limit. The income tax rate is pre-decided for taxpayers.
|Income Tax Slab||Tax Rates for FY 2020-21 (Applicable for All Individuals & HUF)|
|Rs 0.0 – Rs 2.5 Lakhs||NIL|
|Rs 2.5 lakhs- Rs 3.00 Lakhs||5% (tax rebate u/s 87a is available)|
|Rs. 3.00 lakhs – Rs 5.00 Lakhs|
|Rs. 5.00 lakhs- Rs 7.5 Lakhs||10%|
|Rs 7.5 lakhs – Rs 10.00 Lakhs||15%|
|Rs 10.00 lakhs – Rs. 12.50 Lakhs||20%|
|Rs. 12.5 lakhs- Rs. 15.00 Lakhs||25%|
|> Rs. 15 Lakhs||30%|
|Income Tax Slab||Tax Rates for Individual & HUF Below the Age Of 60 Years & NRIs|
|Up to Rs 2.5 lakhs||NIL|
|Rs. 2.5 lakh -Rs. 5Lakhs||5%|
|Rs 5 .00 lakh – Rs 10 lakhs||20%|
|> Rs 10.00 lakh||30%|
Kindly note that:
Income tax exemption limit is up to Rs.2,50,000 for Individuals , HUF below 60 years aged and NRIs for FY 2018-19.
Various forms are ITR 1, ITR 2, ITR 3, ITR 4, ITR 5, ITR 6 and ITR 7.
|1||ITR 1||For Individuals having Income from Salaries, one house property, other sources (Interest etc.) and having total income upto Rs.50 lakh||Yes||Yes|
|2||ITR 2||For Individuals and HUFs not carrying out business or profession under any proprietorship||No||Yes|
|3||ITR 3||For individuals and HUFs having income from a proprietary business or profession||No||Yes|
|4||ITR 4||For presumptive income from Business & Profession||Yes||Yes|
|5||ITR 5||For persons other than,- (i) individual, (ii) HUF, (iii) company and (iv) person filing Form ITR-7||No||Yes|
|6||ITR 6||For Companies other than companies claiming exemption under section 11||No||Yes|
|7||ITR 7||For persons including companies required to furnish return under sections 139(4A) or 139(4B) or 139(4C) or 139(4D) or 139(4E) or 139(4F)||No||Yes|
The last date for filing the income tax return is generally on 31st July of the assessment year (AY).
But due to Covid-19 Pandemic, The Due date of income tax return filing for the financial year 2019-20 was extended multiple times and finally extended till January 10, 2021.
Belated return: An ITR filed after the due date is called a belated return.
Belated Income Tax Returns can be filed anytime on or before 1 year from the end of the relevant Assessment Year (AY). When you file a belated return, you are not allowed to carry forward certain losses.
Example: you can file a belated return for FY 2019-20 by 31.03.2021, i.e., before the end of the assessment year (AY) 2020-21
1. The maximum penalty is Rs. 10,000.
2. Rs 5,000 if tax return is filed after the deadline but on or before December 31 of the relevant assessment year
3. b) Rs 10,000 if tax return is filed after December 31 but before the end the relevant assessment year, i.e., before 31st
4. If you are a small taxpayer whose total income does not exceed Rs 5 lakh then the maximum fees you are liable to pay is Rs 1,000 if the ITR is filed any time after the expiry of the deadline (i.e. January 10, 2021) but before March 31, 2021.
5. If a belated return is filed after the income tax due date, the taxpayer would be liable to pay the tax along with Interest @ 1% per month (simple interest) under Section 234A.
If the tax evaded exceeds Rs 25 lakh the punishment could be imprisonment of 6 months to 7 years, as per the website of the Income Tax Department.
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